Monday, September 8, 2014

Beyond Fest 2014 LA What Lies Within

Beyond Fest has its full list of films for another season of to-good-to-be-true showings. It starts September 25-Oct 4 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

We get the LA premieres of V/H/S VIRAL + V/H/S Shorts presented by Bloody Disgusting and the ABC’S OF DEATH 2 as a Free screening. Those are two of the most wanted horror anthologies coming out this year, really there aren't any more anthologies out there, but with a new crop of directors for each who doesn't want to see the guts fly?

They have two of TTDILA favorite directors for V/H/S, Viral Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Open Windows) and Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl). I guess this explains why Nacho is in town for SpectreFest too. For another quick fact, that hospital in Deadgirl happens to be in LA, I know because I helped on set working on another film. It's creepy as you think at night.

Beyond that the festival is full of special guests like Nicolas Winding Refn, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani.

Special screenings from Asian film  like Sion Sono'S Tokyo Tribe and if you missed it, Hitoshi Matsumoto’s creepy-sex-comedyR100, it played at AFI Fest, you can catch it again.

Let us not forget a remastered 4K screening of Halloween. Which is already sold out

Be afraid of getting a seat at the free screenings! There are quite a few, but they're taking place in the El Rey Theatre, which I believe was called the Spielberg not long ago. That theater doesn't even have a hundred seats.


Full list of films



BEYOND FEST 2014 PROGRAM

EGYPTIAN THEATRE:

NIGHTCRAWLER presented by Backstory
2014
dir. Dan Gilroy
United States
117 minutes
Dan Gilroy in person

THE WORLD OF KANAKO / KAWAKI - LA Premiere - FREE SCREENING
2014
dir. Tetsuya Nakashima
Japan
118 minutes

THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN presented by Shock Till You Drop and Blumhouse Productions - FREE SCREENING
2014
dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
United States
85 minutes

FIGHT CLUB presented by Backstory
1999
dir. David Fincher
United States
139 minutes
FIGHT CLUB author Chuck Palahniuk and screenwriter Jim Uhls in person

STARRY EYES presented by Bloody Disgusting - LA Premiere
Dir. Kevin K├Âlsch, Dennis Widmyer
United States
98 minutes
Cast and crew in person

POSSESSION
1981
dir. Andrezj Zulawski
France / West Germany
124 minutes

V/H/S VIRAL + V/H/S Shorts presented by Bloody Disgusting - LA Premiere
dir. Todd Lincoln, Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead
Multiple Countries
98 minutes
Cast and crew in person

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
2014
dir. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
UK
97 minutes

TOKYO TRIBE - LA Premiere
2014
dir. Sion Sono
Japan
116 minutes

SNOWPIERCER - A Vis a Vis Event presented by the French Consulate, Meltdown Comics and RADiUS
2013
dir. Bong Joon-ho
South Korea
126 minutes
Snowpiercer creator Jean-Marc Rochette and DC Comics Publisher Jim Lee in person

HORNS presented with Fantastic Fest - LA Premiere
2013
dir. Alexandre Aja
United States / Canada
123 minutes

A Night at the Movies with THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL featuring THE MONSTER SQUAD
1987
dir. Fred Dekker
United States
82 minutes
Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Fred Dekker and guests in person

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE presented by Death Waltz Recording Company with live re score by Antoni Maiovvi & Umberto
1974
dir. Tobe Hooper
United States
88 minutes

HOUSE OF THE DEVIL presented by Death Waltz Recording Company
2009
dir. Ti West
United States
95 minutes
Cast and crew in person

HALLOWEEN 4K REMASTER presented by Humans From Earth
1978
dir. John Carpenter
United States
90 minutes
John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis in person

ONLY GOD FORGIVES
2013
dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
Denmark / France
90 minutes
Nicolas Winding Refn in person

MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN - LA Premiere
2014
dir. Liv Corfixen
United States
58 minutes
Liv Corfixen and Nicolas Winding Refn in person


EL REY'S 'THE PEOPLE'S NETWORK' THEATRE / SPIELBERG THEATRE:

ABC'S OF DEATH 2 - LA Premiere - Free screening
2014
dir. Larry Fessenden, Marvin Kren, Todd Rohal, Jim Hosking, Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Gibney, Soichi Umezawa, Lancelot Imasuen, Jerome Sable, Robert Boocheck, Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Rodney Ascher, Erik Matti, Juan Moreno, Steven Kostanski, Alejandro Brugues, E.L. Katz, Julian Barratt, Hajime Ohata, Vincenzo Natali, Chris Nash, Jen & Sylvia Soska, Dennisison Ramalho, Robert Morgan, Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper
Multiple Countries
125 minutes
Cast and crew in person

THE EDITOR - Free Screening - LA Premiere
2014
dir. Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks
Canada
102 minutes

HYENA - Free Screening - LA Premiere
2014
dir. Gerard Johnson
United Kingdom
112 min

FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 200AD  - Free Screening - LA Premiere
2014
dir. Paul Goodwin
United Kingdom
100 min

LOST SOUL - THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU - Free Screening - LA Premiere
2014
dir. David Gregory
United Kingdom
97 min

R100 - Free Screening
2013
dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto
Japan
100 minutes
Lindsay Kay Hayward in person

NORWAY - Free Screening - LA Premiere
2014
dir. Yannis Veslemes
Greece
73 minutes

THE CANAL presented by Shock Till You Drop - Free Screening - LA Premiere -
2014
dir. Ivan Kavanagh
Ireland
92 minutes